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WESTERN EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET  
West European Electric Car Sales trend and historyDecemberís miraculous electric car sales surge grabs the limelight  

For the electric car industry, doing business in Europe is still no stroll in the park. And yet, of late some encouraging signs have been spotted, adding a positive note to this now closely watched niche in West Europeís otherwise upbeat looking new car market 


  | W-Europeís electric car sales could soon sweep over 1% monthly penetration threshold 
 
| Renault ZOE was last yearís top-selling electric car in Western Europe 

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterMercedes - Sharper bite

"Happy workers, they say, provide higher quality service. If metal bashing is their trade, more often than not these happy workers also churn out some quality products, snapped up the world over by equally happy customers. In reflection, Daimlerís bigwigs can look back at 2015 with a great deal of gratitude, with shareholders and the workforce reaping the rewards of a true vintage year
Peter Schmidt | Editor

 
| Chinaís prestige sector rally fizzles out as year closes

 


 

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EUROPE
EU Passenger Car CO2 emissions 2015 and historyLast yearís EU average CO2 emissions from new cars dropped 3.2% to new low of 119.9g/km  

Average CO2 emission from cars may be under fire for being way off official paper levels in real-world driving, but despite todayís heated debate as to how realistic these published levels really are, on the plus side, there is no denying that of late the autoindustry has made real progress in its quest to sharply lower average CO2 emissions from new cars in EU Europe 


  | EDITORIAL | CO2 battle, odds stacked against carmakers 
 
| Europeans stick to diesels that have served them so well for decades

 


 

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USA
Ford USA Light vehicle passenger car sales mix historyFordís US profits soar on cheap fuel 

US consumers, thanks to the return to cheap fuel, are gravitating back in droves to SUV-Crossovers and Pick-Ups. Given that these vehicles stand out as the most profitable vehicles most car makers sell, couldnít fail but lift Fordís US automotive profit balloon into new record orbit. For last year Ford reported a 48.1 per cent jump in pre-tax profits to a record $10.8bn and a company pre-tax margin of 7.2 per cent, rising to a sky-high 10.2 per cent for Fordís North American region, the major source of last yearís bumper profits 


  | Hottest ever US Light-Vehicle sales zoom to 17.5m record 
 
| Fuel-sippers donít make sense in the US when fuel is cheap and plentiful 

 


 

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RUSSIA
Russia car sales 2015 plus historyThese are frustrating days for hard-pressed carmakers and dealers in Russia 

The anaemic state of Russiaís economy was highlighted earlier this month by full year 2015 figures pointing to the continuing sharp deterioration of the countryís car market, where sales have not fallen but plummeted. Last year, Russiaís car sales slumped by just over a third to just 1.48m units, little more than half the annual sales levels still seen as recently as 2012 when sales peaked at 2.72m units 


  | Lada now outsold at home by trendbucking Hyundai-Kia 
 
| Korean model tops half year best sellersí list in Brazil

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE | TRUCKS
West European Heavy Truck Sales History AID NewsletterEuropeís heavy truck market is on the mend 

Last yearís heavy truck sales in Western Europe rose by a stronger than expected 16 per cent to the highest annual sales level since 2008 Ė near 20 per cent leap in sales in both November and December raises hopes that pre-crisis levels could again be reached earlier than feared 


  | Heavy truck demand in Europe defies doom and gloom predictions 
 
| Truck demand remains on the rebound 

 


 

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ELECTRIC CAR MARKET | EXCLUSIVE
European Electric passenger car sales by model 2015Renault ZOE was last yearís top-selling electric car in Western Europe 

Renaultís ZOE, thanks in large measure to the ongoing appeal of generous government subsidies for electric cars in domestic France, was not only Decemberís best-selling electric car in Western Europe. Making it a double victory, ZOE also captured the regionís top-seller crown for the whole of last year, according to AIDís own regular monthly European electric car sales figures 


  | Phantom electric car sales saga - Kia Soul EV 
 
| West Europeís electric car sales could soon sweep over 1% monthly penetration threshold

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE  
ELECTRIC CAR SALES  EXCLUSIVE
 

|  By country December 2015 v December  2014
|  By country 12-months 2015 v 12-months 2014

| RUSSIA 
CAR SALES
 

|  By manufacturer  December 2015 v December 2014
|  By manufacturer  12-months 2015 v 12-months 2014

| RUSSIA 
CAR SALES
 

|  By top selling model December 2015 v December 2014
|  By top selling model  12-months 2015 v 12-months 2014

| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES (16.0T GVW AND ABOVE)
 

|  By country December 2015 v December  2014
|  By country 12-months 2015 v 12-months 2014

| WORLD | CAR SALES STATISTICAL SUPPLEMENT
 

New car sales by major market: EXCLUSIVE
   Q1-Q4 2015 v Q1-Q4 2014
   Plus history (includes BRIC markets)

   
|  WESTERN EUROPE
   New car sales by manufacturer and market:
EXCLUSIVE
   Q1-Q4 2015 v Q1-Q4 2014
   Historical quarterly changes manufactures & markets

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EUROPE 
IN-DEPTH REPORT | MAZDA
|  In depth look into Mazda's West European sales

 


 

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